Staff Highlight- Hugh Nash


Meet Hugh Nash, the Director of Business Development for Next Chapter Treatment. Hugh has been heavily involved in numerous aspects of the treatment industry for over 26 years. His roles at Next Chapter include cultivating referral relationships, developing marketing strategies, and assisting families who are seeking help. Hugh draws from his personal journey of recovery and years of professional experience to bring unique and invaluable insight to the Next Chapter team. 

Staff Highlight – Hugh Nash

I was born in Savannah, Georgia, but I grew up in Nashville and I still currently live there. I have been married to my wife Meghan for over 16 years, and we have two daughters. My passion for this line of work stems from my own personal journey of recovery – which began in 1986.

I first got into the treatment industry in 1989, when I began working as an ‘overnight tech’. I was still attending college at the time. For the first 8 years of my career I worked specifically with adolescents. There was something truly magical about connecting with them and their family members, and seeing the light within them turn on as they began to heal and start on the path to recovery. This is the reason I continue to work in the treatment industry today.

I have over 28 collective years of experience in the treatment field, ranging from adolescent counseling, program administration and admissions to marketing and business development. I have served in leadership positions at three prominent alcohol and drug treatment programs. In 2010, I was honored to be awarded the “The Professional of the Year” in the state of Tennessee by TAADAC for dedication and work in the field of addiction. A friend first introduced me to Abe and Next Chapter because he knew that I was actively seeking a new ‘home’ – somewhere truly special, that I believed in to my core. I knew for certain within minutes of talking to Abe that Next Chapter was that place.

I believe that my diverse background in clinical programming, administration, and outreach, as well as my personal belief in addressing trauma and other underlying issues to enable true recovery, has both benefitted Next Chapter and allowed me to connect with professionals across the country. Because of these connections, I have been able to share Next Chapter in a meaningful way. What I like the most about Next Chapter is the amazing, dedicated, and compassionate team. We fulfill our own duties and work as a team to benefit each individual patient and his family, so that we are able to successfully connect with them (while helping them to connect to others). I like what Abe says: “We are a re-parenting program.” We truly have a gifted and caring group of staff members at clinicians at Next Chapter!

My hope for Next Chapter is that it continues to grow in an organic, meaningful, and purposeful way. I hope that soon we will be able to help even more people; including women. I think that we can remain a small, highly individualized program while we continue to grow. I also hope that I will be able to call Next Chapter home for a very long time. I can’t imagine another program that I could possibly believe in more.